Best CD of recent times purchased
Kaipa - In The Wake Of Evolution 2010
Karmakanic - Who's The Boss In The Factory 2008
Karnataka - Gathering Light 2010
Mark Knopfler - Get Lucky 2009
Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam – Coming Up For Air 2009
Pain Of Salvation - On The Two Deaths Of 2009
Parallel Or 90 Degrees - Jitters 2009
Porcupine Tree - The Incident 2009
I got Davy Knowles by accident but found it to be strong electric blues with a Clapton influence.
Also good prog from Karnataka, Parallel Or 90 Degrees, Porcupine Tree
Kaipa and Karmakanic - Who's The Boss In The Factory which is good because it involves The Flower King’s bassist Jonas Reingold in an album that contains the usual musical contrasts and complexities that comes from these yes influenced bands.
Best CD from ages past purchased
Icon - Night Of The Crime 1985
Natalie Imbruglia - White Lilies Island 2001
Infectious Groves - The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move 1991
Iron Butterfly – Live 1970
Karate Kid 1984
Various - Numbers From The Beast: An All Star Salute To Iron Maiden 2005
Got to be Infectious Groves - The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move 1991
Best best of CD purchased
Pop Iggy - Best Of Iggy Pop
They can’t go too far wrong in my book - Gomez - Five Men In A Hut: A's, B's And Rarities 1998-2004
Gig of the Month
SRF of course. The best being Michael Monroe, Treat, Mothers Finest, Pendragon, Amon Düül II, Jorn, Bigelf, M.S.G., Rick Springfield, Steel Panther, Cinderella, Fates Warning, Unisonic, Winger, Saga, Bachman & Turner, W.A.S.P.
And the top 5 being Jorn, Unisonic, W.A.S.P. Steel Panther, Rick Springfield
Cinema film of the Month
I meant to go watch The Collector but didn’t get the chance. I did watch Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time though and found it quite enjoyable. Plenty of sword fighting action, special effects and a mostly British cast including Ben Kingsly. Should be a good franchise hopefully.
Film on TV
Fighting was an ok bare knuckle boxing film.
Infestation was an actually quite good Z big bugs movie.
Speed Racer had Christina Ricci in it.
But those Koreans have done it again with The Good The Bad The Weird (Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom). A western set in the 1930s which contains plenty of action and humour, and of course great direction and cinematography. I just read that it earned $117,897 domestically and $44,132,723 in foreign countries.
Rewatched Film on TV
The Rock kicking ass in Walking Tall.
Best DVD bought
The Spy Next Door
The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey
Wild Things: Foursome
The Last Legion
The Ugly Truth
The Losers – Good action
The Soloist – Good real life
Harry Brown – Good UK old folk gets revenge film
Bolt – Good animation. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. Nice one Disney.
The book of love ;)
Shelving unit for Kel’s stuff
July has 15.5 days at work, and at the moment 0 gigs :o
It will also be an interesting learning experience :)